Photo of The Grange Golf Club (East course)

The Grange Golf Club

White Sands Drive,

Seaton, Adelaide, South Australia 5023

  • Office

    +61 (0)8 8355 7100
  • Pro shop

    +61 (0)8 8355 7111
  • Fax

    +61 (0)8 8355 7199
  • Golf pro

    Warren Mercer (PGA Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential setting.

  • Designer:

    Vern Morcom's 1967 design, reworked by Greg Norman (2012).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6178
5397
Par
71
73
SSS or slope
73
74

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 West course (6304 mtrs from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

-34.888395

Longitude:

138.500304

How to get there:

10 km NW of Adelaide centre

The Grange Golf Club (East course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1926

The Grange Golf Club (East course): Separated at one point by just 200 yards from Royal Adelaide Golf Club, it is no surprise to find The Grange Golf Club occupying similar, sand-based, linksy terrain. Here the East and West courses, each laid out in two nine-hole loops, roam across an expansive parkland area, where partly open, partly tree-lined fairways make their way to well-bunkered greens.

The East course is the slightly more recent design, marginally shorter and arguably not quite as impeccably maintained as its companion. It too benefits from firm, fast, links-like fairways, which will feel a tad tighter on some occasions than on the West. Another departure from its companion is the occasional presence of water, not least along the rightside of both the par-5 4th and par-4 5th (known as Crow's Shed), where small wetland ponds dangerously threaten along the rightside of each hole. The par-4 7th and par-3 8th also bring water into play, this time on the leftside.

The terrain here is generally quite flat, with long grassy mounds and a liberal scattering of trees separating the holes. Between the 11th and 12th fairways a small preservation area contains some of the Adelaide sandbelt's rarer indigenous flora. Although lacking a little of the West's charm and elegance, and occasionally a bit more exposed to housing beyond the perimeter, the East nonetheless provides an enjoyable and challenging round, especially with water threatening on the front-nine and several tightish drives to make on the inward-nine.
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  • Photo of The Grange Golf Club (East course)
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  • Photo of The Grange Golf Club (East course)
  • Photo of The Grange Golf Club (East course)
  • Photo of The Grange Golf Club (East course)
  • Photo of The Grange Golf Club (East course)
  • Photo of The Grange Golf Club (East course)
  • Photo of The Grange Golf Club (East course)
  • Photo of The Grange Golf Club (East course)
  • Photo of The Grange Golf Club (East course)
  • Photo of The Grange Golf Club (East course)
  • Photo of The Grange Golf Club (East course)
  • Photo of The Grange Golf Club (East course)
  • Photo of The Grange Golf Club (East course)
  • Photo of The Grange Golf Club (East course)
  • Photo of The Grange Golf Club (East course)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

The Grange is a private club. Outside visitor play is restricted. Overseas and interstate visitors should contact the Secty/Mgr to determine playing possibilities.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes (for non-introduced visitors): A$160 (East & West courses).
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The Grange's East Course hosted the 1976 West Lakes Classic, won by 21-year old trainee professional Greg Norman. Two years later it was Wayne Grady's turn to win this event, his first professional tournament win.

Published ranking

2020 Australian Golf Digest rating: 53rd best course in Australia.

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